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There’s nothing better on a rainy, cold, gloomy day than running around a muddy field in Wales.

Seriously, there isn’t, especially if that field in Wales belongs to the charming little village of Hay-on-Wye. That’s where one of the two roads was, accompanying our author Kirsty Wark while she was on duty at the Hay Literary Festival. If you’ve never been, we definitely recommend it: ten days packed with author events, book signings and lots of other bookish activities (the festival is perfect for children too!)… seriously, what’s not to like?

Kirsty was in conversation with Sarah Compton of the Daily Telegraph, talking about her novel The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle, her career at the BBC and her latest documentary about sexism, Blurred Lines. She then did a quick live interview for BBC Radio 6 with Radcliffe & Maconie (listen here) and finally chaired an author event with Philipp Meyer and Linda Spalding.

Take a look below…

Welcome to Hay!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kirsty with Sarah Compton 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signing copies of THE LEGACY OF ELIZABETH PRINGLE

 

 

Kirsty with Radcliffe & Maconie of BBC 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS is published in America and we couldn’t be more thrilled for Two Roads author Bret Anthony Johnston.

To celebrate, and to whet your appetite before the UK pub date of June 19th, here’s a quick round-up of the latest, brilliant praise we have received so far…

Set in a small community on the Texan Gulf, REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS is a gripping literary novel with the pace of a thriller, the story of a family coming back together after a kidnapped son comes home and lays bare the effects of his trauma as the book builds to a spectacular denouement over one long, hot summer.

Enthralling… I know the novel you’re looking for. It’s the thriller that also has interesting sentences. It’s the one with a driving plot but fully realized characters as well, the one that flows like it was plotted by Dennis Lehane but feels like it was written by Jonathan Franzen. The high-end potboiler. The literate page-turner. It’s a surprisingly rare breed even though it’s so obviously the novel we all want. Fortunately, there’s Bret Anthony Johnston’s Remember Me Like This… It has all the features of a trashy psychological thriller, but with all the resources of literary fiction brought to bear on the psychologies in question… The plot in Remember Me Like This is interstitially tied in to the psychological details of the characters, and that’s what makes it interesting. Johnston has a gift for creating characters that are perfectly ordinary but also deeply peculiar… In the end, the high literary technique and the pulp elements of Remember Me Like This contribute so seamlessly to each other you wonder how they got separate in the first place. It doesn’t need a name. It’s just good to read. – Esquire

This portrayal of a family struggling through what should be its happiest moment is tremendously movingthere’s real humanity in Johnston’s writing, and it’s heartening to spend time with these folks as they relearn how to be a family. Rendered in these compassionate, candid chapters, theirs is a struggle that speaks to those of us who have endured far less. – Ron Charles, Washington Post

And just in case you are not following Bret’s adventures on Facebook, here’s a recent post that explains why you should…

Three cheers for ABOVE, the brilliant (and brilliantly scary) new novel by Come Sunday author Isla Morley. A chilling novel of survival and hope and heart-stopping plot twists, it tells the story of Blythe, a sixteen-year-old Kansas schoolgirl who is abducted and kept in an abandoned silo by a survivalist who is convinced that the world is about to end.

But don’t be fooled: Above is like nothing you’ve read before.

Twitter is completely abuzz with readers praising the book’s unexpected twists, and in-house excitement is through the roof:

Our lovely intern Gillian is a massive fan and she’s volunteered to write a quick review of the book:

‘Gripping’ is the first word that comes to mind when describing Above: however clichéd it may sound, this book really is impossible to put down. At first, this novel could seem comparable to Room and The Lovely Bones, however, this book is truly unique and totally unpredictable from beginning to end.

Isla Morley’s novel is set in contemporary America, specifically Kansas. We meet Blythe as she comes to terms with having been abducted by Dobbs, a survivalist who believes that the end of the world is imminent, and finding herself confined in a disused missile silo. You could be forgiven for thinking that you are sure what will happen next. However, what unfolds took me completely by surprise. Blythe narrates her isolation and does so with incredible emotion yet still maintains a necessary restraint. She dreams of escaping and one day going ‘above’ and so cannot fall apart or resign herself to her captivity.

One of Isla Morley’s great triumphs is creating a believable voice in Blythe. From the very first page, I was hooked: Blythe’s voice is honest, anguished and completely captivating. She also manages to span seventeen years of Blythe’s imprisonment with intensity and masterful pacing.

Above is like nothing I have ever read and made me an instant fan of Isla Morley. This book is thought-provoking, different and completely addictive.

Convinced yet? Find out more here, and visit our Facebook page to join today’s #AboveDay celebrations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s official: Christmas time is upon us!

And what better way to celebrate the festive season than a bookish Christmas tree? Featuring books we’ve published in 2013 and authors we look forward to publishing next year, it’s our way to say thank you for an extraordinary year of reading!

Stay tuned for a month of Christmas goodies, including some of our authors’ favourite Christmas memories, our recommended festive reads and special holiday recipes…

Two Roads Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy birthday Robert Louis Stevenson

On November 13th, 1850, Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson was born at 8 Howard Place, Edinburgh.

A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world, thanks to classics like Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Arthur Conan Doyle, Cesare Pavese, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton.

Stevenson with his wife Fanny, second from right, and family, outside their property on the island of Samoa, where he spent the last few years of his life.

Stevenson with his wife Fanny, second from right, and family, outside their property on the island of Samoa, where he spent the last few years of his life.

Robert Louis Stevenson holds a special place in our Two Roads hearts: in January 2014 we are publishing Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan, the passionate and turbulent story of Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife, Fanny.To celebrate his birthday we have a range of activities going on on

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our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Do take a look! We also have an exclusive guest blog post by Nancy Horan herself, sharing how Stevenson gave away his birthday: it’s a touching story, and you can find out more by visiting Hodder’s History Lives blog.

And don’t forget to join in on the celebration: download your RLS moustache here and post a picture of yourself proudly saying ‘Happy birthday RLS!’. We did (and had lots of fun)…

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…the beautiful cover for Ayelet Waldman‘s LOVE AND TREASURE. Published in April 2014.

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We received proofs of the book today and we took a little video to show you all how beautiful they look: see it here.

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one of Canada most beloved writers and a master of the short story form, has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. While we were researching Ms. Munro’s achievements, we came across this interesting piece of trivia:

> Alice Munro has won the Governor General’s Literary Award – one of Canada’s most prestigious prizes – three times.

> Two Roads author Carrie Snyder was a finalist at the prize with her short story collection THE JULIET STORIES last year

But the connections don’t end there. When DEAR LIFE, the latest collection by Ms. Munro, came out in 2012, Carrie was asked by the National Post to review it. Read her review here: http://bit.ly/17qUFBZ

And you can read Carrie’s blog post here with her thoughts on Alice Munro’s achievement here: http://carrieannesnyder.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/giddy-making-news.html

Hurrah for Canada!

Carrie Snyder author of Girl RunnerIt’s official: we’re on a roll!

We’re thrilled to announce that we have acquired Girl Runner, the debut novel from Carrie Snyder.

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Set in the early twentieth century, Girl Runner is an engaging and endearing story about family, ambition, rivalry, athletics, and the dedicated pursuit of one’s passions.

I’m very proud to have a writer of Carrie’s distinction on the Two Roads list – Girl Runner is a brilliantly evocative story of time and place with an unforgettable heroine.

Lisa Highton, Two Roads Publisher

CARRIE SNYDER was born in Hamilton and grew up in Ohio, Nicaragua, and Ayr, Ontario. She is the author of two books of short fiction. Her first, Hair Hat (Penguin, 2004), was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award for Short Fiction, and her second, The Juliet Stories (House of Anansi, 2012), was a finalist for the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award. She lives in Waterloo, Ontario. You can find out more about Carrie by reading her blog carrieannesnyder.blogspot.co.uk

We even get a mention (thanks Carrie!):

The rights to Girl Runner have been sold in the UK (and Australia) to another terrific editor: Lisa Highton, who is the publisher of Two Roads, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton. Yup. I’m over the moon, and have been re-reading somewhat compulsively the press release Lisa prepared yesterday to announce the acquisition. Kevin and kids are already plotting to hitchhike along on any future tours to the UK.

The book is being published by House of Anansi Press in Canada and we’ll publish in early spring 2015 alongside HarperCollins in the States. This is one of the hot books of Frankfurt Book Fair (which starts today), and foreign rights have been sold in Germany, Italy, France and The Netherlands!

Congrats Carrie!

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We have come very close to a big Facebook milestone: our 500th Like. To celebrate this achievement and spread the word even further, we are giving away a proof of Nancy Horan’s new novel UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY (publishing next January). All you need to do is visit our Facebook page and follow

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…the cover for UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY, the new book by Nancy Horan (and our first 2014 title!)

Under the wide and starry sky Robert Louis Stevenson Nancy HoranThe novel, Nancy’s second after Loving Frank (New York Times bestseller and Richard & Judy Bookclub pick), tells the passionate and turbulent story of Robert Louis Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife, Fanny, a fierce love affair-marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness that spans decades as they travel the world for the sake of his health following their art and dreams.

 

Nancy was in London this weekend and we gave her the very first proof of the book. She looks quite pleased, don’t you think?

 

Nancy Horan author of Loving frank and Under the Wide and Starry Sky Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny

We publish in January 2014 and you can find out more here on the website and on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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